Matchstick man

by Julia Kelly | 03 May 2018
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Julia Kelly met a charismatic and successful artist, Charlie Whisker, while she was working on her first novel. He was twenty years older than her. Their relationship was passionate and extraordinary; each of them inspired the other. Their friends were writers, artists and rock stars; they lived a glamorous life of exhibitions, parties and concerts. They became parents to a daughter they adored. But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man's mental disintegration and its effects on his family. Charlie's disturbing behaviour is described in a series of terrible, understated revelations. An unforgettable telling of a story that will be familiar to many thousands of people in the UK and Ireland.
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Julia Kelly met a charismatic and successful artist, Charlie Whisker, while she was working on her first novel. He was twenty years older than her. Their relationship was passionate and extraordinary; each of them inspired the other. Their friends were writers, artists and rock stars; they lived a glamorous life of exhibitions, parties and concerts. They became parents to a daughter they adored. But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man's mental disintegration and its effects on his family. Charlie's disturbing behaviour is described in a series of terrible, understated revelations. An unforgettable telling of a story that will be familiar to many thousands of people in the UK and Ireland.
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Sinéad Moriarty Reviews The Matchstick Man by Julia Kelly

Sinéad Moriarty Reviews The Matchstick Man by Julia Kelly

As part of the Eason's Best Reads, Sinéad Moriarty reviews one of her top picks, Matchstick Man by Julia Kelly.

This is an intensely honest and at times, almost painful to read memoir by Irish novelist Julia Kelly. Julia writes with a complete lack of sentimentality about her partner, successful Irish artist Charlie Whisker’s disintegration into a world of confusion, distress and amnesia as Alzheimer’s takes control of his once sharp and brilliant mind. This book doesn’t shy away from the devastating affect that this disease has on their relationship and on their young daughter.

Julia Kelly reads an excerpt from ‘Matchstick Man’

Julia Kelly reads an excerpt from ‘Matchstick Man’

Bestselling author Julia Kelly reads an extract from her intensely honest and deeply moving memoir "Matchstick Man’ - exclusively for Eason.

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